Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

July 31, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"Any faster and he'd catch up to yesterday."

July 30, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Helium Balloons

Don't release helium balloons when you're outdoors. Animals can choke on deflated balloons. Or if animals eat them, the balloons can interfere with food absorption and cause the animals to starve. The balloons also can cause electric outrages when they get caught in power lines.

July 29, 2011

Tags: Learn, Environment

Animal Sounds

Listen to the sounds the animals around you make. Then see if you can identify each animal by its sound. Go here.

July 28, 2011

Tags: Learn

Who's Living In Your Yard?

When the weather's warm and dry, place a clean, lidless glass jar top down in a hole in the ground in your yard and leave it overnight. The next day, check to see the critters you've collected. Then tip them out and let them go.

July 27, 2011

Tags: Give

Do Something Nice--Just Because..

Now and then when you're standing in line, let someone else go first.

July 25, 2011

Tags: Friends and family

Good Manners Count

Don't forget your manners. Hold doors for people, say excuse me when you burp, show respect for older people, and say please and thank you. Good manners are never out of style.

July 25, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Help Fight Breast Cancer

Help fight cancer by clicking at the top. It's free! Go here.

July 24, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"If a duck had Clyde's brain, it would fly north for the winter."

July 23, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Aquarium Smarts

Never release aquarium fish into the ocean or other nearby bodies of water. Aquarium fish can cause major problems for the native species. Instead, return them to the pet store or call the Humane Society.

July 22, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Does Your Town Recycle?

Find a recycling center near you. Go here.

July 21, 2011

Tags: Environment

Healthy Forests

Buy wood products that have the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sign, which guarantees the wood is from a well-managed forest. Many stores carry FSC products, including The Home Depot, Lowe's, and Kinko's. Ask your local retailer for information on their FSC-certified products. You can see the sign at the top of the page here.

July 20, 2011

Tags: Write!, Speak out

Write About Peace

Write a poem about peace and what it means to you. Share it with someone.

July 19, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Game, Learn

Help The Thirsty

Play a geography game. For every correct answer, the sponsors will donate a cup of water to someone who needs it. go here.

July 18, 2011

Tags: Peace

Make Peace

Has someone hurt your feelings or been unfair to you? Try being a friend to that person. You may not want to. You may think you shouldn't be the one to bend over backwards. Be the bigger person and do it anyway.

July 17, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"That one looks like he sorts bobcats for a living."

July 16, 2011

Tags: Conserve

"Egg On" Your Plants

Do you ever boil eggs? Instead of pouring the water down the drain, use it to water shrubs and bushes. Water that's been used to boil eggs is rich in calcium and is healthy for plants.

July 15, 2011

Tags: Game

Learn About Animals

Play a game to learn more about animals. Go here.

July 14, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Donate Eyeglasses

Sometimes opticians who prescribe glasses sponsor a program to donate used eyeglasses to people who need them. If not, the Lions Club has such a program. Think about donating your family's used eyeglasses.

July 13, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Use Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles last 50% longer than paraffin-wax candles and emit fewer toxic chemicals.

July 12, 2011

Tags: Click to donate

Give Food To The Hungry

If you click at the top, the sponsors will donate free flour to the hungry. It's free! Go here.

July 11, 2011

Tags: Don't pollute

Ride A Bike

Every four miles you ride your bike instead of riding in a car saves 15 pounds of air pollution. Plus it keeps you fit and healthy.

July 10, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"That's two different buckets of possums."

July 9, 2011

Tags: Environment

Avoid Palm Oil

Palm oil is found in many products. Palm plantation owners are cutting down Indonesian forests that are home to endangered orangutans and tigers. Look for products that contain canola, sunflower, or olive oil instead.

July 8, 2011

The Web Of Life

Learn about the web of life. Go here.

July 7, 2011

Tags: Environment

Don't Feed Wild Animals

When you're out enjoying nature, don't feed wildlife. Feeding wild animals makes them dependent upon humans, and then these animals will starve when people are not around to feed them.

July 6, 2011

Tags: Conserve

Icy Treat

Put ice cubes under the moss or dirt to give your potted plants a cool drink of water and help eliminate water overflow.

July 5, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Not Into Sports?

Even if you're not into sports, go to a sporting event and cheer on a friend.

July 4, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Recycle Newspapers

It's easy to recycle newspapers. If you recycle a pile three feet tall, you'll save one tree from being cut down.

July 3, 2011

Tags: Aunt Frances

Aunt Frances Says:

"You're as much fun as a turnip sandwich."

July 2, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Peace

Admit Your Mistakes

Admit it when you're wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, so when it happens just admit it.

July 1, 2011

Tags: Recycle

Use The Library

Get a library card and use it. Books and magazines can be read many times by the whole community instead of just once by you.